Prince William could return to royal work ‘towards the end of next week’

How long will it take for the royal reporters’ WhatsApp group to decide to start asking serious questions about Prince William and Kate? If the past is prologue, all it takes is one well-worded piece in the Sun or Mail to get the ball rolling. So far, they’ve been unwilling, which might indicate that they’re being promised something down the line. The Sun’s Royal Editor is currently regurgitating KP’s vague line about how much time off William will need:

It was expected the Princess of Wales would pause her engagements to take time to recover, but William will also be clearing his diary temporarily.

“We still don’t have a date for when William will return. So, we’re just in that situation where [the Princess of Wales] is at home, waiting for her to be settled, before we see William again,” The Sun’s Royal Editor Matt Wilkinson explained.”We know Kate won’t be back till after Easter. But I think William, as a devoted father and husband, can just take as long as Kate needs him to be there and that’s the message they’re sending out to us.”

[From The Sun]

That’s the palace’s line, as I said. That’s what KP is telling the royal-reporter WhatsApp group. But it looks like Rebecca English got her own special briefing, because she reported exclusively on Friday that William might be seen by the end of this week.

The Prince of Wales is likely to return to work next week, Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English has told Palace Confidential. With three senior royals currently out of action, the past couple of weeks have looked relatively different for The Firm. The Prince of Wales, 41, has been caring for Kate Middleton, 42, as she recovers from an abdominal surgery at Adelaide Cottage in Windsor Great Park.

However, speaking on the Mail+’s weekly talk show, the Daily Mail’s Royal Editor Rebecca English, revealed that a sense of normality should be restored by the end of next week.

‘I think we could see him [William] doing some public engagements towards the end of next week I have to say. I think he’ll start to go back to work once she’s [Kate] settled,’ Rebecca said.

Speaking to podcast host Jo Elvin, Mail on Sunday’s Editor at Large Charlotte Griffiths and the Daily Mail’s diary editor Richard Eden, Rebecca explained that both Kate and Charles are doing well. But while Rebecca believes that William will make an imminent return to the public eye, Charles is expected to recuperate in private until the end of the month.

‘The King headed immediately for Clarence House, which is a London residence, and my understanding was that it was because he wanted to be within the vicinity of the hospital just for the first few days’, Rebecca said. She added: But after that I suspect he will head out to the country, maybe Windsor or Highgrove, for the next two or three weeks for recuperation.’

‘I doubt we’ll see him until the end of February out in public,’ the royal expert concluded.

[From The Daily Mail]

Yeah, at first they were saying that Charles would only need a few weeks of recovery, then it was upgraded to a month, and I suspect we might go up to five or six weeks for Charles. As for William… just last week, courtiers were soft-launching the idea that William would be off from work as long as Kate, as in we wouldn’t see him until after Easter too. Now Becky claims that William could be seen as soon as Thursday or Friday? Who knows. If it happens – whenever it happens – I’m sure William’s first event back will be stage-managed to a crazy degree. He’ll be asked about Kate, he’ll recite one sentence (“She’s doing well, thank you.”) and then he’ll pose in a hard hat or something. Will that settle the restless vibe in the royalist media?

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  1. Tessa says:

    How does Kate needing to be settled keep william from working a few hours. Kate is settled in with a team of nurses and physical therapists and doctors. William is not doing all of that. He’s not even cooking for however much the tabs say it.

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Right?! None of what they’re saying makes any sense. Getting someone settled from a hospital stay would take a day or two. Maybe longer for the regular person, but this is someone with every single thing at his disposal, no matter how expensive or complicated. Any and every medical professional at their disposal, all equipment delivered immediately! No one is waiting for an insurance pre-authorization lol. And isn’t there already an entire hospital room type set up at Windsor Castle? Pegs (or the staff, more like) could have had anything and everything arranged prior to her being moved home.

      What is really going on?!

    • Proud Mary says:

      Also, I saw some BM headline that said Kate is leaning on nanny Marie during this time. I was like whaa? Thought Will was doing it all? I mean, do Will and Kate have dueling PR, or is KP trying to prevent Maria from spilling to the Spanish media?

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        I am sure Maria is doing most of the day to day work for the kids and providing emotional support and continuity. I am sure that there is duelling PR with how much she is “helping” whoever planted the story. She won’t talk about what the reality is. I hope Will reaches deep into the duchy coffers and gives her a BIIIIIG bonus (and she will probably be pensioned off nicely as well when the kids outgrow the need for her services).

      • BQM says:

        One quality William has is his appreciation of Nannie’s. He and Harry are famously close to the former Tiggy Legge Bourke. And also to the late Olga Powell. She was with them for 15 years, through the divorce and loss of their mother. Later she would attend significant events like Harry’s passing out ceremony and the Cambridge wedding. When she died, William canceled his events and attended her funeral. He also represented Harry who was in Afghanistan. His Spencer aunts accompanied him. Olga had been widowed in 1952 and had no children. She asked for donations to Sentebale in lieu of flowers. I’m sure William knows just how much heavy lifting Maria is doing.

    • Eurydice says:

      What does “settled” even mean? It’s not like Kate appeared unannounced on the doorstep of Adelaide. Pre-op discussions go over what’s needed at home for recovery and they’ve had weeks to prepare.

    • tour malinn says:

      My mother had a PLANNED surgery two weeks ago and she is already back to work. My father didnt have a day off since. Oh and they are both 76 years old.

      What the hack is going on in Royal Universe??

    • Debbie says:

      William may be needed close to home to perform major surgery or something, you know, in case Kate has a relapse from that unexpectedly-planned not-very-serious-matter she underwent.

    • Lau says:

      His team finally told him that he looked lazy lol.

      • BeanieBean says:

        I was thinking it was that Spanish reporter’s ‘Kate was placed in a coma & I said what I said’. Not that I think he’d be parked at Kate’s side reading her favorite book out loud (what would that be, one of those fancy-covered classics from her faux desk?) even if she were.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        This. Someone on his team read the comments sections of website and saw all the “he’s not helping Kate or doing the school run so why can’t he work for his millions?” messages from ordinary citizens and finally convinced him to make some token appearances.

      • Interested Gawker says:

        “Not that I think he’d be parked at Kate’s side reading her favorite book out loud (what would that be, one of those fancy-covered classics from her faux desk?)”


        But, seriously, how many people read that and immediately brought that daft ‘Kate working at work’ photo with those dinky book spines to mind? Kate ALWAYS gets a photo out that puts forth what she wants people to know or gets het mother/uncle to run defense in the press for her when she can’t. That there are no photos of her (and zero attempt to provide them on her behalf as if she were sound) is a red flag that Kate is not in a position to advocate for herself whatever is going on.

    • MoxyLady007 says:

      H&M are going to be out in Vancouver for the year count down to the winter IG games.

      Willy will come out of hiding to “show them up.” He’s literally unable to do anything but chase after Harry and try to take what he has and to destroy his reputation.

      And if William doesn’t show up …. That says a lot.

      • diANNa says:

        MoxyLady007 has hit the nail on the head! The IG One Year to Go campaign is about to start near the end of next week and Willy wants to be out there in the public eye before the massive coverage begins.

      • Just me says:

        I am not a long time royal watcher and like many, before Meghan, was aware of Diana but not so much the others. It’s astonishing what a waste some like Will & Kate make of their position with pettiness and smallness being salient features. Some future king! Shows how very less some of the “betters” can be.

    • ML says:

      Supposedly K was going home. How long does it take to settle (is there a different British definition of this word?) in at home?
      I agree with the commenters below who believe that H&M traveling to BC has convinced him to (cough, cough) return to work earlier than expected. Someone (Art Historian? Sorry for not knowing who) suggested that his team had been having difficulty reaching him and was afraid of saying anything for fear of W’s reaction. That makes a lit of sense!

    • ales says:

      What if it is all lies. Nobody has seen her either arriving or leaving. Big black cars seen, it is all speculation. What if she has done her usual disappearing act to avoid “work” and is holidaying in the sun. Doesnt she usually disappear after Christmas for many weeks ? What if it is all about trying to elicit massive publicity. Nobody usually cares, and accepts she is holidaying as usual, , but this time we are all supposed to be worrying and crying our eyes out over her. It has turned into a farce, if she is sick why hide it. The attention she is getting is massive.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        I asked many times: has she pulled a charlene and successfully recovered her passport to go somewhere to 1. Escape terror eggplant prince william 2. Get treatment for mental health issues after her planned surgery
        We need proof of life

  2. Scooby Gang says:

    Time off from what? Wearing his penis helmet? Ohhhhh! Or did someone read the announcement about an irrelevant duo’s upcoming Canada visit?

    • SussexWatcher says:

      His glow down (is that what we’d call it??) never fails to amaze and amuse me. He is the definition of getting the face you deserve. And I love that for him.

      • Chrissy says:

        Yes, I hate to say this but William was a really good looking young man and now, he’s gone full-on Hanoverian. His looks seem to have abandoned him as his true nature – cruelty, laziness and entitlement emerged. I’d like to think of this as Diana’s revenge.

      • Kc says:

        Glow down! Yes!

      • Joy says:

        @Chrissy my husband and I just had this conversation this morning. And by some weird magic, he *looks* like he is fully Hapsburg at this point.

      • Chaine says:

        Google “King William IV” and look at that facial structure. Same to me!

      • ArtFossil says:

        Chaine: Oh my! King William IV was unfortunate looking, wasn’t he?

      • bubblegum Dreams says:

        @Chaine. Yes, a striking resemblance. Also looks a bit like Prince George?

    • G. says:

      He’s taking time off from his roles in the Wallace and Gromit movies.

  3. Jan says:

    Funny no one seems to miss Cain and Unable working, because they hardly ever work.
    Cowmilla is loving the attention but they is no excitement about her, all she is missing is a cigarette and a gin bottle.

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s really kinda funny, the whole ‘omg, not enough royals to go around’ stuff, as though we’re used to seeing at least one of them every day. We’re not, and whether this one or that one has a health problem & is out of sight for a while is actually fine. It’s William’s sitting on his butt at home–or wherever–and just noping out of any & all responsibilities (whatever they may be) associated with being the English Prince of Wales is what’s so astonishing.

  4. Rebecca sure does a lot of thinking. She thinks he might be seen out doing public engagements. Key word here is thinks not he will but she thinks. We will see if her thinking is right but I won’t hold my breath.

    • Cessily says:

      I want to know if everyone will be able to see him on this outing or will it only be English like it has seemed to be for the past few weeks?

      • Sharpi says:

        We havent seen him here in the UK since the one photo of him driving his sports car to visit her. With his “boyfriend ” in the rear car. I find out most of my info from foreign postings. They are going to have to carefully manage his first outing as people will be shouting out about Princess of Wales and it will be interesting to see his reaction.

    • JenCF says:

      He might be seen with that hard hat once, to attempt to shake the questions, but he’ll go back to being unseen, with maybe a walk in a park with the kids in late March or April.

    • Nic919 says:

      And Charles and Camilla were actually seen walking to church in Sandringham today.

      Again BP for the win.

  5. Lady Digby says:

    The comments on workshy Willy shirking his “work duties” underneath DM articles about his heroic withdrawal from a life is service to hold the hand of his good lady wife have been blistering. Nobody is buying that slop and Willy is showing himself up for the skiver that he is.

    • Becks1 says:

      Considering he worked less than 200 engagements last year, of course the public isn’t going to be sympathetic to him taking months off. It’s coming across exactly like it is – he’s a lazy lazy prince who wants all the privileges of his role and that’s where it stops.

      There is a lot more leniency for Charles bc he doesn’t have the laziness rep that William does.

      • SussexWatcher says:

        I also think Chuckles gets more leniency because he’s the one who had surgery. Where is the (royal or regular person) precedent for a partner to take off as much time as the patient. It’s nonsensical.

        And when you add in all of the support and staff at their disposal it really is just beyond belief that the public and press are just merrily going along with all of these getting her settled lies.

      • Chrissy says:

        @ Sussex Watcher
        Also, I think us seeing Camilla out there glad-handing and, I’m sure, receiving good wishes for her convalescing husband, is playing a huge role. Nobody thinks the Wales don’t have tons of help with the kids and their home, so why is Willnot not putting in the hours? Especially since he always looks so pained/ embarrassed when doing engagements with Cannot? The public are finally cluing in to their scam….

      • Feeshalori says:

        It’s really insane how the media underestimates the average person’s intelligence who has experienced all of this and worse not having such privilege. It’s truly farce at this point and really insulting that they continue pushing out this dross.

    • Nic919 says:

      Most people have had to care for someone returning from a hospital stay or it was themselves experiencing it so they all know that it is bs for William to pretend he is caring for her 24/7. He isn’t. And in the UK, while people may not have the high level medical services Kate is receiving, they still receive some assistance through the NHS when it has been a serious medical incident.
      So they know you can return to work while your spouse is recovering at home. In fact they only get a limited amount of time off if any at all.

  6. Chloe says:

    It took an announcement that harry and meghan will be in Canada for this man to get of his ass at whatever place he is and get back to royal work.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Bullseye! I forgot.

    • Debbie says:

      That’s the first thing I thought of too when reading this. It’s either KP’s idea for William to be seen too because they don’t want the Sussexes to keep getting attention while the BRF is awol, or it’s Rebecca English’s idea and she’s nudging William (at least) to reemerge so that there’s the regular sad Windsor “counterprograming” to any Sussex event.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        I think this is wishful thinking on the reporters part. She’s using “I think” several times. She most likely knows nothing.

      • Kay says:

        William will make his appearance as soon as Garry and Meghan touch down in Canada. The aides will want the Royal to have top billing. William will hate Harry having front page news.The BM will be full of hate stories about Harry and Meghan that week too.

      • Steph says:

        @arthistorian, I think it’s funny that we interested BE’s words differently but still have the same common denominator. I feel like she was given her talking points by KP but doesn’t trust their word. So she’s using language to CHA when they walk it back. Whatever the case, we all know it involves lies.

    • Berkeleyfarm says:

      That’s probably it.

  7. Brassy Rebel says:

    All this talk of Kate having to “settle”, you would think she was a building.

    • Lady Digby says:

      @Brassy Rebel. LOL I kept reading that as divorce settlement!!

    • Chrissy says:

      Why would she need to settle? She’s going to her own home. And with regards to Wayward Will, if he return to the the real world with a tan, he’ll have some ‘splaining to do, won’t he?

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s what I’ve been thinking about. It’s your own home, what settling is there to be done? You’re already familiar with everything, the layout, the contents, the works. Even if you’ve now got a hospital bed, walker, & portapotty (thinking back to when my mom came home from the hospital)–it’s still a place you know quite well. Unless, of course, she’s not at home. Even then, that doesn’t take weeks.

      • Steph says:

        Lol @chrissy that family is so pale, I never notice when they have a tan. I just accept it when it’s said in the comments.

    • Proud Mary says:

      It’s as if they’re trying to have it both ways– why does she need to be “settled” if its not serious, if she’s not coming out of a coma, for example?

      • Steph says:

        @proudmary I asked yesterday (I think) for help with the timeline of the surgery announcement. It seems like it was made the day of. That makes me think that the coma rumor is true and how they came up with the timeline and why everything was cancelled last minute.
        I think it was originally going to be a relatively simple procedure and recovery that was never going to be announced but something went very wrong after the fact.

    • GDubslady says:

      Agreed. This exactly.

  8. moderatelywealthy says:

    Camilla ( BP) is not only showing the world how bad William ( KP) is at his job but also how he is not better than Charles.

    For years now, William and Middleton´s PR has been ” William is a great husband and Kate is brilliant. Let´s skip Charles!” Now that Charles is King, they want him to abdicate.

    Camila waited her whole life. She would not let this die. First, she took the Middleton´s down. Camila knew them they were broke and that they could no longer sustain their PR game for long.

    Now without Mama Middleton, Kate was at William and his PR´s mercy. Whatever happened to Kate is being used by Camila to make the Waleses look bad and Charles, good.

    That is why Charles loves her so much, because he is her number one priority and will fight even his blood family to get her boy good press. Harry knew that, he wrote that ,and he ran away. William cannot.

    • Tessa says:

      Charles making Camilla his priority caused much damage to the family.he could have just married Camilla instead of bringing Diana in. Charles is selfish and Camilla enables that. William if he were not workshy nor spite ful would have made it difficult for Camilla s plans. He never should have alienated his only sibling

      • vs says:

        “Charles making Camilla his priority caused much damage to the family” —- 1000000% true. It is Charles who by cheating and trying to rehabilitate himself, created where the windsors currently are with the trashy uk press.

        I just wish them everything they everything they ever wish on H&M, Archie, LiliDi and Doria.

        what “work” are they even talking about here?

      • SamuelWhiskers says:

        Neither Charles or Camilla wanted to get married pre-Diana. Camilla was obsessed with Andrew and wanted to marry him, and Charles (who had lots of girlfriends and mistresses, not just Camilla) only cared about finding a suitable bride and queen, which Camilla wasn’t.

    • Tessa says:

      Harry and Meghan are still treated badly. William is just as culpable as c and c in the treatment harry and Meghan get by the media. Kate also made Meghan life unpleasant. Camilla s standing by her man did not have to include her bad behavior to harry and meghan.

      • moderatelywealthy says:

        Harry and Meghan were getting toasted by both palaces. He knew that. but he told the truth about Camila and now William and Kate are getting a taste,

  9. Tessa says:

    Kate has a team of healthcare workers and nurses. She is being treated not settling into a new home.

  10. Carmen says:

    Forget William; we still haven’t seen any sign of life from Kate. Have there been any recent photos? (Pics on the side of the milk carton don’t count.)

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      There are a lot of obviously photo shopped pics on YouTube. They even photo shop in the kids and William.

    • Steph says:

      And still dead silence from the Middleton’s. No pics en route to Windsor, no shopping for flowers, no “she’s doing well” etc.

      • roooth says:

        I think the Middletons are being pressured to stay invisible – but that would only happen if something bad had happened to Kate. Is Kate really at Adelaide, or is she at her family’s home? And where are the kids? Are they in school, or are they being kept home so they don’t accidentally say something about their mother?

        This whole thing stinks to high heaven

  11. SussexWatcher says:

    More “coulds” and “mights” from the rota rats.

    My prediction is that he’ll show up around Feb 12, thinking he can steal some headlines and thunder from aaaalllll of the press the Sussexes’ will get for the Invictus Games one year out celebrations. But deluded Pegs will be in for a rude awakening once again. Once the Sussexes are on the scene he’ll be discarded like the trash he is. Relegated to the back pages. An afterthought.

    And/or, I predict that Kkkeen will actually make a her first appearance since her “surgery,” probably with the children by her side, during the IG kick off. They’ll be pulling out all the stops to get media attention. Hmmm or maybe this will be when the finally drop the divorce news. It’s going to be an interesting couple of weeks, that’s for sure!

    • Lady Digby says:

      AHOY half term here starts 12 February for a week, if private schools coincide how can Daddy not take more time off to holiday with the kids and leave what’s her name with the army of help on hand to peel her grapes?

      • BeanieBean says:

        Oh ho ho. Yes, weren’t we told that the kids’ school breaks were sacrosanct? Family time is so important, yada, yada, yada? Ooh, such a dilemma for W&K, allowing the Sussexes all that non-competing publicity (which is so dumb, as though there weren’t other things happening in the world on those days).

  12. Harper says:

    Off to check the rugby schedule to predict which stadium Burger King will have his first “work” appearance since Kate’s _______ (fill in the blank).

    • Nanea says:

      Both teams, Wales and England, played yesterday.

      England beat Italy, Wales lost to Scotland.

      But not even one word of encouragement or anything on KP’s socials. Which is poor and very unprofessional behavior, seeing they have their staff of 60, with PR people and and comms/office staff working for them. It’s not like they couldn’t have said something like – on behalf of… who are otherwise occupied, as everyone knows – or similar.

      England will play Wales next, on Saturday February 10th.

      Let’s see if they can be bothered to comment then.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Looks like one thing is true: when the principals are unavailable, so is the staff. Halfway competent staff could have put something out on their SM. And let’s get real, it’s their staff doing the actual posting, so….

      • First comment says:

        I find the absence of encouragement to both teams quite alarming, to tell you the truth. Nothing can explain this kind of incompetence, unless something else is going on. If they wanted to keep appearances of normalcy, they should have made a comment. Will, Kate, the Middletons and now the KP employees are also going MIA? When was their last post?

      • Steph says:

        American confusion here: how come they are only supposed to show support for England and Wales? Aren’t they the future King and Queen of Scotland too?

      • MipMip says:

        Kate is the patron of Wales’ rugby team and Wills is patron of England’s. They put out congratulatory or good luck messages on social media to both teams with some frequency, especially when compared to their other patronages.

      • Steph says:

        Thank you @mipmip!

    • BQM says:

      @steph Anne has beenthe patron of the Scottish rugby team for 37 years. And she actually attends—it was said on the 3rd she’d be attending the Welsh-Scottish match in Cardiff.

  13. ShazBot says:

    I’m kind of surprised no journalist has written something comparing the care and grace this family is given vs that if everyday Brits. That’s what all the comments on the stories are about, so it’s interesting nobody has gone there. I guess they want to keep up the idea of a “normal” Will and Kate living a “modest” life with no live-in staff even though it couldn’t be farther from the truth.

    Heck, even Charles. How many men get a month+ to convalesce after a prostate procedure? None.

    • Blithe says:

      Well, Charles is 75. So, most men his age would be retired — and well-able to convalesce for a month or more, albeit in much less comfortable circumstances.

      • Esquire says:

        True, but most men don’t have anywhere near Charles’ life of pure luxury. Charles has never done a real day’s work in his life, to be fair.

  14. Nic919 says:

    It is not credible that William can’t return to so the few engagements he barely did before all this.

    He’s not at her bedside watching her recover and he’s not qualified to provide the nursing care she clearly needs of her recovery will take months.

    The uk media is playing with fire because people don’t believe what KP is trying to sell.

    Also the Spanish royal reporter has doubled down on the coma story being true, so she’s not concerned about lawsuits, which by the way have not happened. We haven’t even heard of a human rights letter that was rapidly dispatched when it came to stories about Rose and gardening. And let’s not forget the human rights letter was based off the EU laws which would apply in Spain too.

    • Nic919. Yes I agree to all. Yes that letter was based of EU laws. Do you think that now that they left the EU they can’t go after the Spanish reporter?

    • Startup says:

      @Nic I saw the quote from the Spanish reporter last night and also the comparisons between Kate and Karen Carpenter. Whatever is happening is very bad and William is not helping, he’s hiding. I believe the commenter who said he’s probably hard to get ahold of and that’s why KP lost control here. I bet his staff can’t fart without his permission and he’s been MIA because he doesn’t GAF about Kate.

      • Ana Maria says:

        “William is not helping, he’s hiding”…exactly, you’re onto something with that

      • alibeebee says:

        i agree.. they haven’t trotted her out at all. i mean the trotted her out a day after she pushed each baby out her hoohaw.. where she gave a weak smile and wave. Something serious is afoot and its either she’s still in hospital or they set up a mobile hospital room for her in windsor. Look at how the handled the queens health and subsequent death. K ‘s health recovery is tenous and the bland announcement was to cover their collective tushes as a just in case.

      • Lucy says:

        StartUp, that’s an incredible comparison. Where did you see it, I want to read more.

        I mean a coma with a clearly emaciated Kate would explain the no pictures. The no pictures more than anything points to how serious this is. I think everyone’s right- serious health complications from ED, continuing treatment, and Will has disappeared from staff so they don’t know what to do.

      • Startup says:

        @Lucy It was on Twitter – someone re-tweeted a story about Concha Calleja doubling down and I went down the rabbit hole of comments. It looked like someone did an English translation of the spanish outlet’s report that said Kate went in for surgery to re-attach her ab muscles (a tummy tuck of sorts) and her post-op care went sideways. They were speculating about ED-related heart failure and a few people made the Karen Carpenter comparison.

        I do think this explanation makes the most sense. It also explains the silence from the Middletons.

      • BeanieBean says:

        @Startup: as a person with zero medical knowledge other than what I’ve learned from TV & life experience, that seems plausible to me: whatever her surgery was, some sort of complication happened & her years of ED had so weakened her heart that everything spiraled downward from there necessitating the induced coma & months of recovery.

      • roooth says:

        I think Willy is hiding because he’s guilty as sin, & the Firm can’t figure out how to handle the situation.

        And if Kate is in a coma, and has been for several weeks, then her face will already look different than usual, because of the facial muscles lacking any tension or movement in comatose patients. So, no pics of Kate, unless they hire a double.

    • zinjazin says:

      I googled the spanish reporter and apparently she is a tv journalist and an author who has written books about Diand and another book about Camilla.
      So she doesnt seem to be just a random tabloid journalist, but seems to be somewhat established IMO.

    • Just Jade says:

      May be Peg is ok with the Spanish tabloids speculating what he really want to say and the BM isn’t ready to go down that road yet. Where was Willy for almost one month?

      • Harper says:

        I imagine the Spanish journalist has more information than she reported. Could be the deal was that the palace source/leaker/Camilla provided some type of detail that could be verified with the agreement that only the coma part of it be publicized. For now.

      • Nic919 says:

        If the coma sorry is false, then it is surprising legal action has not been taken yet regarding privacy and or defamation laws.

        They had an issue with the photos taken by the French photographer even though they were never printed in the UK, so it’s not like they don’t know what is being said in Spain, especially when they provided that “furious” response.

        William has in the past shut down stories he didn’t like, so why nothing on what the Spanish reporter said? It’s not a small thing she reported.

    • Steph says:

      @nic919 was this before Brexit? Do EU rules/laws still apply to Britain?

      • Nic919 says:

        The EU law would need to be revoked in the UK and it has not.
        Also if the Spanish reporter gets sued the lawsuit would be in Spain, so the law is definitely applicable there.

  15. Caitlin says:

    I hope the media and any curious onlookers he encounters hound him with questions about Kate. It will be fun to watch him squirm.

    • Kittenmom says:

      Unfortunately, any appearances he does make will be in front of a carefully hand selected crowd of @sski$$ers. They will only be allowed to say things that fit whatever story KP is trying to sell.

  16. FancyPants says:

    There she goes again with “I think” and “I doubt”… Again I say shut up Becky, you don’t have any more details than I do.

  17. First comment says:

    Do people in Britain believe that? That William is such a good husband that he cares personally for his wife? The same wife that he can’t stand in public? Even if he returns next week (which I doubt), he would just make an appearance for one ,max two hours …that’s not work…. The whole situation is bizarre and something really serious has happened…

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      If people in Britain believe that William is doing any personal care of his wife, they literally will believe anything.

    • Jais says:

      If I lived in the UK, I think I’d avoid hearing anything about them as much as possible. It’d get me too annoyed. We probably analyze them more than most. A lot of people probably don’t know what a jerk he’s been to her in public, especially when tabloid articles literally write the opposite of what happens right before our very eyes. Festive glances and all…

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Am British – most ordinary folks DGAF about them or even the Monarchy. They are not seen enough for people to pay attention to them or really care – however they are being seen as lazy, she is especially criticised for the very expensive clothes she parades around in.

      Those that do care are the minority Brexiter/Tory loving middle Englander types – the ones who still think the British Empire still exists.

      • Esquire says:

        Got relatives who live there and get the same feel. It’s similar to Australia, no one discusses royalty at all, save those who read No Idea and similar brain-numbing women’s magazines with distractions of haute couture, priceless jewels and tiaras and castles. As I’ve made clear before, I don’t know anyone who even discusses Mary of Denmark. It’s the media who have always hyped up Mary, that is until Kate came along. Most us just get on with our lives. There are times that I think that Americans care more about the BRF than we do which is just weird. But I suppose to Americans they are just high class celebrities.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Esquire exactly. To us, they are just celebrities, almost Kardashian-esque in a way, its like a never-ending reality show.

      • Esquire says:

        @Becks: makes sense. Many of us feel the same way at times. 🙂

      • Agreatreckoning says:

        @Esquire, I kind of didn’t care about the BRF after Diana died. Michael K’s Dlisted and his Hot Harry on the Horse stories piqued my interest again. The supposed “shame” stories about Harry didn’t bother me or think he was a bad person. Those stories made him,,imo, real & relatable. (fyi, I’ve never played strip pool or whatever in Vegas). lol

        As I became more aware of his Army stuff, he became even more interesting and made the BRF slightly interesting. William may have been good looking at one time. The way he purses his lips/mouth skeeves me out. Can’t explain. It’s a thing.

        When it became public knowledge that he was dating Meghan, a biracial American actress with a double major from Northwestern University, spoke volumes to me. The BRF could only benefit from this pairing.imo Sadly, the BM/BRF didn’t get it. I didn’t really start posting here until 2020? might be mistaken. Did so because I felt outrage at the beautiful American woman who did nothing wrong was being fed to the wolves. There are times when I feel we’re in a revolutionary war again. Messing/smearing Meghan is one of them. F*ck the BRF/BM.

      • Esquire says:

        @Ag: Diana was so popular in Australia that no one cared about the monarchy here until she came along. Kate can never compete with that, though a different era, to be fair. I reckon we would be a republic by now if not for Diana.

        The media has tried to make Kate happen, as they did Mary of Denmark (she’s Australian-born). But the publishers have admitted that no one can come close to Diana’s star power. So, since Diana’s been gone, interest in the monarchy has waned. Had she survived, despite divorcing the heir to the throne, I think Diana still would have held the public’s interest because of her sons and grandchildren. It will be interesting to see if Australia becomes a republic within the next 5-10 years. It has, by law and changing public affection, become much less relevant in latter years.

        I do understand Americans who hold an interest in the monarchy being angry about MM’s treatment. H&M also have support in Australia, though not by the MSM who want the monarchy to survive. But H&M are far happier, so good for them. Every cloud has a silver lining. 🙂

  18. Amy Bee says:

    Harry and Meghan are going to be in Canada next week so William will make appearance in or around that same time.

    • Just Jade says:

      They are sending him out before Harry & Meghan to hopefully stay in the news circle for a few days because they know the stars are coming and once that happens all bets are off.

      • Steph says:

        Everyone is saying this and I agree it will happen but I think it’s such a dumb move. Everyone at this point knows that the left behinds can’t compare with press spotlight. Wouldn’t it be smarter to do something before or after?

  19. square_bologna says:

    William is looking more and more like Prince Philip! 👀

    • Tessa says:

      He looks more like a Windsor than a mountbatten imo

    • Truthiness says:

      Except Philip at 40 was still attractive and he really knew how to wear a suit. Even as late as Diana’s funeral he was still wearing very elegant suits.

    • BeanieBean says:

      No, Philip didn’t have that Hanoverian jaw with the big fat lower lip that William has.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I completely disagree– he looks nothing like Philip. In fact, at times, I’ve thought Harry looks like Philip. William resembled Di as a teenager, but he’s completely morphed into a typical Windsor as he’s gotten older. His tall height is the only thing about him that is Spencer. Diana actually talked about this in that interview she did with her speech coach– that her genes helped to improve the stock.

      • Esquire says:

        There was a photo doing the rounds of SM showing Harry to be Philip’s doppelganger. I personally see a lot of George VI in William, particularly the brow line.

      • Chrissy says:

        Yes. Wasn’t there a side-by-side picture of a young, bearded Philip next to a present day bearded Harry? They looked a lot alike.

      • Feeshalori says:

        Yes, they were both in military uniforms and the resemblance to each other was uncanny. Harry looked the spitting image of his grandfather.

    • Agreatreckoning says:

      The only time William has maybe resembled Prince Philip is when he’s wearing sunglasses. At best.

  20. equality says:

    So he gets “Prince of Wales” and she gets “Kate Middleton” in the article? And they find it necessary to emphasize the ages since she is a few months older than he is? Seems sort of shady toward her.

    • Tisme says:

      Good catch!

    • BeanieBean says:

      This is a publication that to this day, when writing about anyone, always types in the name, followed by a comma, then a two-digit number (usually two digits), then another comma, then carries on. Age is rarely, if ever relevant to the story yet this is what they do.

    • Lulu says:

      ‘Kate’ gets clicks, William doesn’t get clicks whether by name or title.

    • Magdalena says:

      The British rerporters know exactly what is going on with the Wailses. A few months ago one of the tabloids, I think the Express(?), put a huge photo of Kate’s face on their cover and the first sentence was “The Duchess of Cambridge…” and this was nearly a year since she became known as princess of Wales. I thought it was a very broad hint at the time, but it seemed to go over many people’s heads, much like the early articles repeatedly emphasising that Louis was “hers”.

  21. Proud Mary says:

    I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m really flabbergasted at the state of the relationship between William and the press. I can’t tell if the media knows what’s going on with Kate, or if, as Kaiser says, they’ve been made promises that keeps them from serving as the 4th estate vis a vis the royals. And the British public is either asleep because, like Povlov’s dogs, they’ve been trained to pay attention at the sound of the word “Sussex”, or they are simply apathetic. If the latter, I would be very worried if I were William. That’s probably why he want’s to rush back to “work.” Whether or not he does show up, I don’t expect anyone in the press to ask the relevant questions. But thank got for these internets, ‘cuz I’m gleefully awaiting all the theorizings that will accompany any such appearance by William..

    • SussexWatcher says:

      It is so wild to me that the rota rats (and I guess the more mainstream press as well) are so far backed off this story they might as well be on Mars. They claim they’re afraid to lose access – but access from what? They’re not getting access to any information now that’s worth a dime. None of the Wailses, even the children, sell anymore. No one cares about their events for more than a few hours. They get no engagement online on Pegs/Kkkeen stories as more and more people see what bullying racists they are.

      When will they wake up and realize telling the truth about these people would be worth it. Can you imagine the clicks and revenue that could be gained by the first rota rat (and I don’t count Omid because I don’t think he was ever officially in the rota) to break some real news? They are cry on social media about losing their homes and retirement funds. But I guess they are so brainwashed that they’d never consider going against the family to tell the truth. It’s just so wild to me.

      • ArtHistorian says:

        It is the editors who decide what to print, so it is probably not just the individual royal reporters who hold back on things.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      I think the press have been threatened and thats why they’ve backed off – William is know to set his lawyers on them when they print things he doesn’t like. Lets not forget the super injunction he has in place – we’re not if its to cover up his affairs, to hide financial mismanagement at the Royal Foundation or something more sinister but its still there and the press hints at the things they have on him every once in a while. William is NOT a nice person nor is he fit to be King to have access to state secrets etc.. that he does – I really believe he is compromised in some way and the press know it. If it gets out he is compromised he WILL be forced out of the line of succession – the public outcry would be epic esp given how the public feels about the RF as it is.

      Plus the backlash to this whole story was epic – they are now playing ‘clean up in aisle 2’ as they do not expect it. The public sympathy for him and Kate is simply not there and it gets worse every story that they put out. Saying she won’t be back to work for months is a bad move esp when Chuck was seen out and about today going to Church merely days after his surgery.

      • Robbie says:

        I’m rather new to all this. What is the super injunction? Did a British court issue it?

      • Jaded says:

        @Robbie — William had his lawyers take out a super injunction at the High Court in London to prevent the media from reporting on his *private* affairs. He called it a “human rights abuse”. This was at the time of the rumours about his so-called dalliance with Rose Hanbury and Kate’s failed attempts to turn the Norfolk toffs against her.

      • Esquire says:

        Goodness, never heard of a super-injunction. Thanks for the education. It sounds shady.

    • Proud Mary says:

      All of you make really good points about threats of lawsuit; I’m reminded that the legal standards for defamation is pretty generous for plaintiffs in Britain than in the US. But I have to admit I’m rather surprised that even James O’brien, who often goes against the grain of royal opining, has not touched the issue. Threats of lawsuits notwithstanding, I still find it bazaar how the atmosphere Britain sometimes mirrors Soviet Russia.

    • Kit says:

      The tabloids aren’t afraid of lawsuits. They paid out billions of pounds for breaking laws and publishing lies. None of this deters them. OfCom has no bite and has the fox guarding the hen house. This is their standard mode of operation.

      The British Press is predominantly conservative, own by the likes of the Murdochs and the Rothmeres. They created Brexit by running lies, scare tactics, racism, and xenophobia. They push the empire narratives, Churchill and the glory days of Kipling and WW2, alongside god, country, and the monarchy. They helped destroyed the miner unions and threw the working class and now the middle class to the wolves. Patriarchy and grafts are promoted and praised. It’s why Britain has Michael Gove, Boris, Cameron, Rishi, and Michelle Mone as leaders.

      If you look who are the courtiers, you’ll find a lot of revolving doors with current politicos and government/media/ofcom manager types. They draw from the same scummy pond. Any decent professional staffers don’t last.

      No surprise why the British press is so chummy and protective of William. He’s their guy. Charles used to be derided for his conservation stance. Now that he’s king, he has tone that down and now nags the citizens who are hitting the food banks to not waste food instead, while he’s dining on some stinky organic French cheese and special kippers flown from the North Scottish sea.

      The British Press loves William. He’s very much not a racist, just like them.

  22. Lulu says:

    Williams work is entirely PR and the rr seem to be doing it for him. He and his wife should go ahead and take a year off, they will see how little they are missed.

  23. Chica says:

    He’s coming back because Cams got the headlines 2. Sussexes will own Feb 14-16 media. Nobody missing WikKat , they want the truth and KP lying and ever hanging stories

  24. Lady Digby says:

    Taking one for the team I waded through a lot of DM comments under articles attempting to spin Willy as somehow laudable for giving up work to allegedly take care of his spouse. Most responses have been disdainful about the value of Royal work in general and his pitiful contribution in particular and a lot are incredulous at the idea that this guy is running around looking after anybody else and particularly not his wife. One even posted the divorce rumours. They aren’t moderating comments either so the Royal Rota can assess how poorly the palace PR is being received. Far from never putting a foot wrong, Willy’s refusal to put one front in front of the other and get back to work is playing very poorly.

    • Eurydice says:

      Lol, many thanks for taking that hit. It sounds like the DM is letting the comment section do the dirty work for them.

    • SarahCS says:

      Thank you for doing that for us, feel free to go and take a shower or have a stiff drink, whatever you need to get back on track.

      It’s fascinating that they are not moderating the comments here, they REALLY want to talk about what’s actually going on rather than just passing on the KP talking points.

      • Lady Digby says:

        @SarahS agreed not moderating the comments is revealing in two ways 1. We are not swallowing this codswallop and 2 DM want this controversy amplified and stirred up. Recently DM introduced a pay wall to place their juiciest stories behind and have just set up a podcast about true life crimes. They will want the BIG exclusive about Kate, the real truth about her hospitalization and marriage secrets behind that pay wall! Be afraid Willy, be very afraid!

  25. Libra says:

    Camilla is working rings around them both. She is making it painfully obvious that the bread and butter appearances are what makes the public aware, as in “We must be seen to be believed “. He won’t come back to spite H and M, he’ll come back to show up Camilla.

  26. GDubslady says:

    If William thinks he can lie through a wife in a coma. He’s deluded. The story that Kate went in for a routine tummy tuck that went south makes sense. The royals can’t blame this on the Sussexes. Lies like this are unfathomable. William isn’t thinking straight. I doubt he ever has. Letting William any where near the seat of govt would be a mistake.

    • Agnes says:

      Anybody with eyes can see she has no tummy to tuck.

      • Tisme says:

        Uh yeah. No tummy tuck!

      • GDubslady says:

        When the abdominal walls separate that can form a painful hernia but operation tucks in stomach so maybe I shouldn’t call that a tummy tuck. Obviously something went very wrong bc that operation does require this kind of recovery. Kate’s abdominal separation was bc of her three pregnancies.

      • GDubslady says:

        I meant to say that abdominal wall separation operation doesn’t require weeks in hospital nor months of recovery so something went wrong.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, it’s something else that went awry, but not a tummy tuck.

    • Jaded says:

      She doesn’t have enough tummy to tuck, in fact her abdominal area looks downright concave. I had to have one to harvest skin and tissue to rebuild my breast post lumpectomy and had to gain 10 lbs to have enough to use. Oh, and I was out of hospital in 3 days and out and about in a couple of weeks.

      • Cali says:

        Agree that she doesn’t have enough tummy to tuck but I suspect she might have had Diastasis recti surgery. This is needed to tighten separated abdominal muscles.
        A friend of mine who was extremely fit and a heavy exerciser needed this surgery. She was in great shape and had no excess fat or skin, but she had significant muscle separation. It wasn’t at all apparent from seeing her clothed, in fact the doctor she consulted with initially suggested her problem was likely to be minimal. Once he examined her minus clothing he said that she had one of the most extreme cases of separation that he had ever seen.
        This isn’t just a cosmetic problem. The separated muscles can cause significant pain.
        If Kate were wearing shapewear it might appear that her stomach was fine, but she still could have had a medical problem that needed correction and not primarily for cosmetic purposes.

      • Magdalena says:

        Interesting theory Cali, but one that I would doubt applies in Kate’s case as after each pregnancy, including Louis’, she made a great show of doing “engagements” dressed in sporty clothing and always made sure to pose in a way which showed off her stomach and made it clear that she was not wearing shapewear.

        What commenters found interesting was that for someone who exercised so much, she had zero muscular definition in her flat behind. Perhaps that is what she was having fixed, and as usual in Opposite Day KP, they reported that it was the other way round?

      • Proud Mary says:

        I think she’s probably had that tummy tucked long ago during one of the many previous 30- to 40- to 60 days disappearances.

  27. GoldenMom says:

    Because we’ve all been waiting anxiously for him to return to ‘work’. Britain can rest easy.

    • Sue says:

      I have just learned a valuable lesson. Don’t read the comments while drinking coffee! The sad thing is I am betting this is exactly what William and his keepers believe.

  28. aquarius64 says:

    Crown Prince Christian of Denmark, age 18, is acting as regent while his father King Frederick is out of the country. William Prince of Wales, age 41 w/3 kids can’t leave Kate’s bedside to perform his basic duties while his wicked step mother Camilla and a post operative Charles are running circles around him . This is embarrassing. William and KP has relied on the BM’s trashing the Sussexes to hide his inadequacies and unfitness to be sovereign. The Sussex stories don’t land like the use to; and with the Spanish reporter sticking with her Kate is in a coma story William may be the downfall of the British monarchy.

    • GDubslady says:

      Agreed. This is seriously going to hurt the royal family but especially William. He has really bungled this badly. I am just wondering what are they trying to arrange or cover up before they finally announce the truth.

  29. Duch says:

    I think it’s one of those super-injunctions like what he and his team got on the Hanbury affair. .

    An injunction so serious you can’t mention the injunction.

    My guess is that after 12/28 they got one of those in place before KP issued their first statement, so all was buttoned down with the press.

  30. Mslove says:

    Does Peg really think his pompous strategy will work? Does Peg think people will forget about Keen’s mysterious illness and his absence? What cockamamie excuse will he have for disappearing when he finally shows his face? I can’t wait to hear it, whenever that will be.

  31. Talie says:

    I can’t quite shake the feeling that they are waiting to drop worse news about this situation once they have acclimated the household to it. Something doesn’t feel right.

    • Ms CP says:

      Same feeling.
      Something is fundementally wrong.

    • First comment says:

      I have the same feeling…the lack of any post- comment on their IG despite the rugby matches of England and Wales shows that something very serious is going on.

      • Concern Fae says:

        Or that they have a useless and terrible comms team, who take the boss being sick as a sign that they can slack off, not that this is when they really need to take over and go into overdrive.

        KP is obviously terrible all the way through.

    • Ana Maria says:

      …and whatever is wrong is what makes Camilla so happy

      • Proud Mary says:

        IKR Ana Maria? I can’t believe people keep saying Camzilla wouldn’t do this if Kate was seriously ill. I’m like, have you heard of a woman name Diana?

  32. Agnes says:

    The word “work” in regard to William should always be placed in quotation marks. He obviously thinks he’s royalty or something and wasn’t born to do anything more than drink, fornicate, and shoot small creatures. “Work!” Shaking hands with the plebes a few times a year is NOT “work.” And just when did someone decide that cutting ribbons was “work?” It’s not anything you need an advanced degree or even basic stamina for. What a clown show those people are, and how idiotic the Brits are to bankroll them.

  33. BeanieBean says:

    It is just ridiculous to compare William’s ‘return to work’ in the same sentence as Charles’—‘while William will imminently return to the public eye, Charles will recuperate longer in private through the end of the month’. THEY ARE NOT THE SAME. William did not have any surgery!! And he sure as sh*t is not part of his wife’ active, daily physical care.

  34. Lady Digby says:

    Uncle Gary is supposed to be in the Celebrity Big Brother line up on TV in March.I suspect a large pay off from friends of FK will compel him to step down from the show “at this difficult time for his niece.”

  35. Over it says:

    Oh please Rebecca. Wank is returning to work this week because Harry and Meghan are heading to Canada . Same shit, different day . Always trying to compete where his incandescent behind can’t compare

    • Sue says:

      This but also I think he, or someone who then explained it to him in short simple sentences, realized that Camilla should not be the only senior royal getting positive attention while the King is recuperating. The news about him being sidelined for the same length of time that Kate will be did not land the way they expected it to. Wills is going to have to figure out another way to avoid doing the minimum…which he will, of course.

  36. Unblinkered says:

    Your 2nd para, Anna, about the Midds is probably spot on. I think this may first have seen the public light of day on Coronation morning: just look at the photos of them walking into the Abbey – happy they were not, something massive had gone down that morning.
    Then their finances publically falling apart.
    Now this.

  37. Visa Diva says:

    Could he return to work? Yes
    Should he return to work? Yes
    Will he return to work? Probably not

  38. Gabby says:

    Back to work doing what exactly? I’m trying to remember what he does.

    There’s pretending to work in pubs and food trucks.
    Sneaking up and surprising a woman whose daughter died on a charity walk.
    Performative homeless cosplay.
    Anything else of substance?
    No one is exactly falling to pieces without him.

  39. Chrawi says:

    Not to be indelicate….but a bowel obstruction tends to be sudden issue and would be a surgery with a lengthy hospital stay. If there were complications, the surgery may be done in stages, so another surgery may be needed. That would account for a lengthy recovery time.

    • GDubslady says:

      It’s the lack of family during the procedure and after and no sightings of her that gives me an uneasy feeling that she’s in a coma unlikely to recover.

  40. Anna says:

    The question is: what pushed her over the edge? We know it is not a “pressure from royal work”. She is supposed to be living the dream she and Carole had – so what went so wrong?

    I agree, we were joking that her budget for clothes and Botox got slashed but it was more than that.

    • Unblinkered says:

      For now, Anna, I advise parking it. It’s one hot potato.
      For me, the focus has shifted to Camilla and Anne who are doing a good job with the public……

    • Cali says:

      I think it was being informed that there was going to be a formal separation. Which as we saw with Diana and Charles was the precursor to a divorce. No becoming Queen, no luxury housing, significantly less discretionary income, and no automatic photo retouching. The horror!
      In all fairness, how painful this must be after over 20 years of striving, playing the game, giving up your youth and aging prematurely. And dealing with William’s mistreatment, his rudeness, his obvious disdain, and what appears to be his active dislike of her must all be excruciatingly painful.
      Carole Middleton did her daughter no favors.

      • Christine says:

        I agree. Asking for a formal separation would definitely push her over the edge. That’s been her ONLY goal in life, which is pitiful on so many levels.

  41. carrotface says:

    Get some true crime podcasters on Kate and Wills disappearance, lord knows the British press can’t/won’t actually do any investigative reporting on the stale remaining royals.

    • ArtFossil says:

      Now I’m thinking about the “Don’t F**k with Cats” documentary. Too bad there isn’t a cat involved as no one cares enough about Kate to sleuth.

      • Steph says:

        The BM just won’t touch the royal/ aristocratic set. This reminds me of a documentary I’ve seen called “tell me who I am.” There’s also a book. Basically a set of identical twins who were aristos were sold into a ring of pedophiles made up of other aristos by their mother. They did promos on all of the big tasks shows in the UK and the US. The twins names are known. It can’t be hard to figure out who the ring was made up of. Yet, I have never seen any follow up on that end of the story. Not a single thing. No questions, no investigation. It’s so crazy to me.

      • ArtFossil says:

        Thank you for letting me know about that documentary, Steph. Shocking abuse and yes, shocking coverup.

  42. Jojo says:

    She might have uterus cancer. We do not know.

  43. Jean says:

    Sounds like she’s still in a precarious situation! Wishing Kate a quick recovery

  44. Kay says:

    Yep Wills is doing a great impersonation of Homer Simpson. Every time I see them out and about I can’t help thinking Homer Simpson. I think a lot of Harry’s book is being proved to be true. I think a book by Meghan would be a bigger eye opener.

  45. Kateee says:

    Well let’s hope she is right because I am curious to see him, and see if he looks like someone living several weeks under the stress of an ailing spouse or imminent divorce. It takes its toll, legions of helpers or not. If he looks jolly and rested, it was never that serious.

  46. Roisin says:

    15 months ago I had 1/3 of my right lung removed. It was hard, but I was back to work in 2 weeks. I’m 63. These two offend me to my core.

  47. Cassie says:

    I don’t wish harm on Kate I really hope she is recovering from whatever is wrong and she can retreat from the life she is obviously not suited for .

    But no one knows where William is and that is the problem for the Royals .

    Charles and Camilla are so thrilled to be in full view of the public, I think if Kate is seriously ill they would not look so gleeful .

    William is the problem one , is he the one having treatment somewhere?

    Such a weird family, no transparency , always hiding their nasty little secrets .
    The truth will never come out .

  48. L4Frimaire says:

    It’s actually been great with all these royals out of commission and the Rota clammed up about Kate/Will. It’s been quiet and their usual vitriolic screed are a bit muffled. Their lame swipes at the Sussexes aren’t even bothering me that much. Don’t care if they take the rest of the year off. Think they only mentioned Will turning up for something is because the Sussexes will be in Canada soon. Anyway, take your time getting back out there royals. All the time in the world.

  49. Flying fish says:

    Oh so William is finally going to get off his ass!

  50. JaneS says:

    Roisin, I’m so sorry you did not get more time to yourself to heal.

    Sadly, this is so very awfully true for every non royal, non wealthy person.
    I think there are many of us that have had a desperately ill loved one who did not get the care or staff or time to fully recover after illness.

    I do hope Kate makes a full recovery, for the sake of her 3 young kids.
    That family is a hot mess in so many ways.

    I wonder if Kate had complications with the surgery. Or a possible stroke after the surgery.
    Or if she simply needs extra time to heal.
    Matthew Perry talked about having 14-16 surgeries in roughly a decade.
    IRL, I know a Mum who had 4 kids by C-section. After each kid, she had more problems healing. Wound care, infections, etc.
    Also possible the they found pre-cancerous something and are putting Kate thru a few rounds of treatment, trying to keep a lid on things.
    If Kate wants to be out of the public eye, that is her choice.

    JMO, but William had better get his face out doing some fast “work” ASAP.
    Set up some softball charity agency visits for him to appear at, get his pic taken, the usual.
    The longer he hides, the more the PR and tabs are going to dig.
    Someone will offer up a HUGE amount of $$$$ and somebody will break the NDAs and start leaking info. I can’t believe it has not happened yet.
    Anyone connected to the hospital could hack the records, even a few pages of notes from her chart would be huge $$. In this economy? What would it take? $100K? $100K from Murdochs pocket would be pennies. But $100K could be a life changing amount for some working class hospital staff.

  51. Lady Gurnavere says:

    Prince Rage A Lot is only hitting the bricks because too many questions are being raised about why he won’t be working and more importantly, if he isn’t working, how bad is Waity? KP is more concerned about the questions being raised about Top CEO’s real condition than Baldisack’s laziness, but they still don’t need the outrage around Willileak’s absence.

    They don’t want people asking questions about what William is doing and where he is, because guarantee where Kevin Kensington is, Karen Kensington ain’t.

  52. JaneS says:

    IDK, the idea that Kate is out on medical leave is one thing.
    How would having her and Will out for months claiming it’s health related..then announcing a formal separation? I just can’t see that being a good move PR wise.
    It would make Will look a proper dirtbag to separate from an ill wife, in my mind.
    Can you imagine the bad PR?
    W&K have the “perfect family” as their brand. I just do not know how they would spin that.

    Seems to me W&K are a joint package for at least another 10 years, when George comes of age as an Adult.
    Kate could easily be scheduled for even less official duties from here on, citing health troubles tho.

    • Just Jade says:

      Unless they claim the separation was her idea that she decided to take a break from public life and focus on the children due to her health crisis she feels the constant stress and scrutiny of the job and she doesn’t want to serve the people halfway because she really cares about the work also the children are at a tender age she wants to be in the present moment with them just like Princess Diana did before the divorce. Both of them will get public sympathy if they play their cards right. Just an idea for them, the BM and the Rats just in case they are reading Celebitchy because you know they stalk any site that are positive to Harry and Meghan

      • Esquire says:

        The problem with this thinking, if that is the case, is that Kate is still publicly funded. When she married William it was implied that she will do royal duties. The title comes with obligations. She is not free to sit at home and care for her children without serious, justified backlash. Already, the criticism is loud and ubiquitous against William. She still gets her choice of palaces, castles and mansions. She still gets specialist 24/7 security. If William re-marries, there is another one on the public payroll.

        Of course the BRF can spin it and do whatever they want, as they usually do. But the public are wearing thin of the lazy, entitled royals and are not prepared to just cop it now that QEII has passed. Any automatic, unquestionable, unassailable respect for the monarchy died with her. It’s always been assumed, even in Australia, that the monarchy would not be challenged during her reign. That ended 8 September 2022.

        What person in high public office can just flake off and do nothing without having their pay and perks trimmed? Royals are not an exception to the rule these days.

    • Proud Mary says:

      Janet, please stop: Only people who haven’t been paying close enough attention believe in the Will and Kate perfect family brand. It really baffles me that people like you are just okay with people remaining in miserable marriages, because “royalty”. Will has been described as “incandescent with rage” over and over again by his own sycophantic media. The same press has downplayed potential DV by claiming that the couple are accustomed to throwing pillows at each other when angry. Will is often rude to Kate IN PUBLIC; Kate had a PUBLIC episode with her youngest son that makes any reasonable person wonder if the kid even knows her. At times it seemed over the past two years that Will and Kate were separated, as they appeared separately (behind the scenes) at several events. And now we are left to wonder what’s happened to Kate, as William behaves as if his only goal now is to convince the public that he’s husband of the century. Where is Kate? Why can’t she speak for herself? Why, for gods sakes, why is it okay with you that this marriage should persist in the name of preserving that outdated farce of an institution?

    • Tessa says:

      Charles had his spin doctors working when divorced Diana. Even to this very day Seward is badmouthing Diana this time in her new book
      About Charles. If William wants out I think he will have spin doctors at work and would not wait ten years.

  53. Jay says:

    I wonder how much the tail wags the dog here – is KP putting it out that William might be ready to leave Kate’s sickbed for an engagement (conveniently timed, perhaps, to try to push the Sussexes off the front page?) or do we think Rebecca English (who iirc is the sort of “captain” of the rota – the head rat, if you will) is like: “Get out there you lazy twat, we can’t survive on stories about Sophie and Anne, and your imbecility cut us off from any more Sussex scoops. Now get us some photos or else!”

  54. Linney says:

    I still think this will turn out to be a mental health issue or ED gone very wrong. Of course, this will be all Harry and Meghan’s fault because their departure put too much pressure on the “poor girl.” Then I can see them separating for Kate’s own good because she can’t handle the pressure. There is just too much odd, contradictory reporting and the “William as perfect husband” sank like a stone with the public. And because their absence is barely noticeable because they barely do anything, more people are questioning why these two idiots should be so lavishly supported. Charles being more straightforward about his situation also makes these two fools look worse. I certainly don’t wish ill health on anyone, but this is a major fail.